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University of Iowa News Release

Dec. 10, 2003

UI Winter Commencement Exercises Set For Dec. 17-18

The University of Iowa will confer approximately 1,425 degrees at winter commencement exercises to be held Friday and Saturday, Dec. 17 and 18, following the end of the fall academic session.

Ceremonies will be held for the Graduate College, the Henry B. Tippie College of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Law and the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Education, Medicine and Nursing.

Seats are not reserved and tickets are not necessary for admission. Doors will be open one hour before each ceremony. Due to safety concerns, guests will not be allowed to take in large bags or backpacks. Also, security officials reserve the right to inspect purses and camera bags.

The schedule of ceremonies is:

Graduate College: Friday, Dec. 17, 2 p.m., at Hancher Auditorium. Number of degree candidates: 350. Degrees will be conferred by University of Iowa Provost Michael J. Hogan.

Henry B. Tippie College of Business: Saturday, Dec. 18, 9 a.m., at Hancher Auditorium. Number of degree candidates: 215. Degrees will be conferred by Lola Lopes, associate provost for undergraduate education.

Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Education, Medicine and Nursing: Saturday, Dec. 18, 10 a.m., at Carver Hawkeye Arena. Number of degree candidates: 770. Degrees will be conferred by UI President David J. Skorton.

College of Law: Saturday, Dec. 18, 10:30 a.m., Boyd Law Building, Levitt Auditorium. Number of degree candidates: 37. Degrees will be conferred by University of Iowa General Counsel Mark Schantz.

College of Engineering: Saturday, Dec. 18, noon, Clapp Recital Hall. Number of degree candidates: 55. Degrees will be conferred by Phillip Jones, vice president for student services and dean of students.

Graduates and guests with physical disabilities who need special accommodations to attend the ceremony are encouraged to make arrangements in advance by calling 319-335-0296.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Larry Mendenhall, 319-384-0019, larry-mendenhall@uiowa.edu